Restoring a Backup Image with Terabyte Image for DOS
In this illustration, the Image for DOS utility bundled within the BootIt boot manager will be used
to restore the system's OS partition. The image is stored on a secondary hard disk, and contains a
backup of only the OS partition with no additional partitions.
(Click any image for full-size screenshot.)
From the BootIt Bare Metal desktop,
click the "Disk Imaging" icon to launch the "Image for DOS" program.
If you are booting from stand-alone "Image for DOS" boot media, boot the program and continue with Step 2.
Select [Restore], and click [Next] to continue.
Select [Normal], and click [Next] to continue.
Now select the backup image to be restored.
In this tutorial, the backup image is stored on a secondary hard disk,
so select "File (direct)", ...
... on the standard BIOS interface, ...
... then the secondary hard disk, ...
... then the storage partition on that hard disk.
If the hard disk contains multiple partitions, there will be more than one partition listed here.
Select the appropriate partition and continue.
Navigate the folder structure on the storage partition to the location of the image, ...
... and select the desired backup image.
In this example, the backup image is \Backups\Terabyte\IFD-test-image.TBI in the DATA partition on Hard disk 1.
This window shows the partitions contained within this backup image.
Select which partition to restore.
In this example only a single partition (the OS partition) had been backed up when the image was made.
If there had been multiple partitions backed up in this one image, there would be multiple entries here.
Select the OS partition to be restored.
Next, select the target destination onto which the image will be restored.
In this case it is the primary hard disk in the system, so select the standard BIOS interface, ...
... the primary boot disk, ...
... and the partition on that disk that is to be overwritten.
** WARNING!! **
If the disk contains multiple partitions, there will be more than one entry here.
You do not want to accidentally overwrite the wrong partition, so make sure you select the correct partition!
The program will ask you to confirm the partition that will be overwritten.
Click [Next] to continue.
Take a deep breath, and click the [Start] button to begin overwriting the target partition.
Allow the backup process to continue to completion.
When the process has completed, close the windows and exit the program.
You should now be able to reboot into the restored system.
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last revised: 07/14/2017